A clinically competent, registered nurse who delivers care to patients through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with geriatric patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing for the age groups served. Other duties as assigned.
- Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
- Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and re-assessments as per policy.
- Uses a triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients. Accurately assigns triage categories.
- Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.
- Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
- Ability to monitor the hemodynamic status of the patient and correctly interpret the results.
- Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
- Ability to interpret the results of waived tests; takes appropriate action on waived test results.
- Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.
- Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
- Prepares, hangs, monitors and discontinues IV fluids.
- Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
- Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
- Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as the liaison between administration, patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group.
- Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in the formation of the plan of care.
- Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates the effectiveness of learning; includes family in teaching, as appropriate.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection prevention and control standards.
- Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
- Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
- Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment.
- Cooperates with other staff to achieve departmental objectives, maintain good employee relations and interdepartmental objectives.
- Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures
- Leads one or more employees performing similar work; supervises temporary employees and employees who do not supervise; trains new employees; allocates and monitors the work of others.
- Participates in performance improvement activities.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and ongoing education.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- Graduate of a state accredited school of nursing. Licensed to practice in the State.
- 12 months experience preferred.
- Current BLS completion of course within 30 days of hire.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Must have strength and stamina for prolonged walking, standing, and dealing with stressful situations. Able to hear or correctable with hearing devices, and able to talk to converse with others in person and by telephone. Demonstrate adequate vision or correctable with glasses, to read and write. Able to frequently lift at least 50 lbs., reach, pull, push, bend, stoop, and kneel. Able to hear, see, and feel to accurately assess, monitor, and administer care. Possess fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination to give care (i.e.: insert catheters, start IV’s, administer medications, and handle instruments).
Demonstrates a team approach by working cooperatively with other healthcare workers.
Job Type: Part-time
Nursing: 12 months of long-term care experience
Greener Pastures Healthcare is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled